WARRINGTON Town boss Paul Carden says Jack Higgins let his side down by being sent off in the 0-0 draw with Marine today.

Just six minutes after coming off the bench, Higgins was dismissed for bringing down Dominic Reid when he was through on goal.

Yellows coped well with 10 men, ensuring they started 2018 with a point and a clean sheet.

Report: Yellows 0 Marine 0

However, Carden says centre-half Higgins’ dismissal could easily have been avoided.

He was also critical of his side’s first-half display at Cantilever Park, saying some of his players “didn’t look up for the fight.”

“Jack’s let us down. It’s a silly, silly red card,” he said.

“He doesn’t have to make the challenge. All he had to do was match the run, stay on his feet and the red card doesn’t happen.

“They’ve come in off the back of a heavy defeat on Saturday, and with the conditions we knew they were going to have a fight.

“We haven’t played the conditions well enough in the first half. We didn’t put the ball down the side of their defence.

“We didn’t do anything with the ball and I don’t think their keeper had a save to make.

“The conditions were bad but we didn’t play them well enough in the first half, too many of our players didn’t look up for the fight.”

The result means Yellows drop to fifth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, but Carden was impressed by how his players coped with going down to 10 men.

“With 10 men, the lads dug in and they were playing for time in the end,” he said.

“Apart from a few silly free kicks we’ve given away, we coped well.

“We put the ball in their box a few times and asked questions of them.

“I think it was a point gained in the end. You’d have to say they were happy with a point, but the first half was most disappointing for me.”